My discontentment and difficult situations seem to be my destiny and they give me the necessary inspiration to face life and its difficulties. They emphatically say that such mental conditions keep me free from fear and diffidence. I am fully involved in my present life and at the same time feel full of energy. In this context they like to quote Benjamin Disraeli in support of what they feel We are not creatures of circumstances, but we are creators of circumstances. Be that as it may, if our viewpoint is of happiness and abundance then
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we shall see the same everywhere in life and everything will be welcome to us. As Lord Maitreya has said, the world is our creation, as we feel inside so we see outside. Our mind is the creator of the world. The question arises whether we can make other people partners in our viewpoint. This question seems superfluous because we are always exchanging views as we are always involved in the social behaviour. Every thought, word and action of ours is reflection of our mental conditions and indicates what type of behaviour we expect from the society. Therefore, the question of making others partners in our viewpoint does not arise as the partnership is always there.
The viewpoint of a person is formed according to his environmental circumstances. His way of life is moulded by this viewpoint. As said by wise men our world is a creation of our mind. We should develop a healthy and happy attitude and then by coming in contact with other persons we will change our viewpoint. Values of life will mean everything to us. We are often under the influence of past experiences but as we move in the society and are faced with the ideas of other people, our way of thinking continues to change.